Skip to comments.BARBARA OLSON, CONSERVATIVE HERO IN BATTLE AGAINST ISLAMIC TERROR AND CLINTON CRIMES, IGNORED ON NBC
Posted on 12/31/2001 12:27:48 PM PST by elenchus
Our hero Barbara Olson who died while calling for advice and help in the crash into the Pentagon (we assume she must have been fighting to the last) is certainly the most prominent casualty of the September 11, 2001 terror attack.
(By the way, I find it nauseating when people, and the networks in particular, refer to it as a "tragedy." In this context, "tragedy" might be appropriate to deaths due to an accidentally set fire, or a plane crashing due strictly to mechanical failure. It is not merely a tragedy when Arab fanatics turn airplanes into missiles, crash into a couple of buildings and kill thousands of innocent civilians. There are many words that might begin to approximate the event, but tragedy cannot be one of them, and I resent its use almost exclusively by those on the left.)
Not only is she the most prominent, but she is also the wife of one of the top U.S. government officials, the attorney who represented candidate George Bush in the contested Florida election before the Supreme Court, and above all a stalwart, perfectly relentless fighter against the corruption of the government by the Clinton's, who left her husband at home on the day of the fateful flight to once again do battle in an out-of-town television interview on ABC's Politically Incorrect show, presumably in order to advance the thesis of her about to be released book, The Final Days (how ironic the name), which was the follow-up to her first Clinton book, Hell to Pay (more irony since there has been a lot of hell to pay from the Clinton treacheries--and it will not only be the Islamic maniacs, who were enabled to do what they did on September 11, 2001 by the Clinton perfidies, who will someday have hell to pay). Whatever one's politics, one has to acknowledge that hers is arguably the most significant death of the year, what with her dying directly at the hands of the terrorists and indirectly at the hands of the Clintons.
Despite this fact, NBC news divisions have apparently made the decision not to include Barbara Olson in their visual obituaries or profiles of the most important Americans to die in 2001. At least, I can find no instance of their doing so among the shows that I have seen thus far. Were things reversed and had this been a Democrat administration, it would be unthinkable that the president would permit a hero of the left to go unsung. Clinton would never have let any network get away with failing to mention one of his partners in crime. Is not one of our virtuous heroes deserving of nothing less? Should not President Bush takeup the slack and speak of the courage of our fallen hero who we know risked her life and died fighting for information on that hijacked plane and in all likelihood--if there was any opportunity at all--must have died kicking and scratching and throwing that cellphone at one of the terrorists? Let's roll is great, but making sure that Clintons and the terrorists had hell to pay is unsurpassed.
NBC is truly the worst, most corrupt, of the networks although with dishonest men such as Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel et al on CBS and ABC, there are several very close seconds.
Please think of this when you decide which network to watch--that is, if (unlike this writer) you are still watching the network news at all.
I will have a new report out shortly with additional details, but the original report raises these questions, though there are no certain answers on whether there was any quid pro quo. The article entitled "CLINTON CREW ONCE AGAIN BETRAYS AMERICA? -- HINTS", may be seen by clicking on this Free Republic website link: CLINTON CREW ONCE AGAIN BETRAYS AMERICA?--HINTS
More information to come on that shortly...Developing....
And I have to vehemently disagree that NBC is the "worst, most corrupt" of the Big Three. I think ABC and CBS are demonstrably far more to the left than NBC.
That said, it is incredibly sad that NBC doesn't include BKO in their list of prominent Americans who lost their lives this year, if indeed they are not including her. Fox includes Olson - I had hoped they would end with her, but I think they went by date of death.
Barbara Olson is as inspiring today as she was prior to her death. My heartfelt prayers are with Ted and her family and friends.
I think we just have to accept that in the grand mess that was 9/11, Barbara Olson is a mere footnote. And it doesn't have anything to do with her politics. One could easily make the argument that they should focus on her even less, since there were dozens of other people on that plane too who got no recognition at all.
Despicable. Purely despicable. I do so try not to use words like this, but in this case -- well, damn it, NBC just plain sucks!! I hope FOX decides to ignore that SOB in their retrospective after he croaks! I know I'll be ignoring him. He has become like Arafat -- "irrelevant!"
Pardon me while I go clear the air of all the smoke and steam that has been coming out of my ears!!
Barbara K. Olson is no less a hero than all the others who valiantly fought to save lives on 9/11. She is, most decidedly, our FReeper Guardian Angel.
May God bless her eternally. She is missed, and she is loved, by those who matter.
That said, if you want to compare her "star power" to George Harrison and many other "celebrities" who died this past year, she comes up way short.
I would only take offense if lesser lights of the left who died in this past year receive more prominence.
Simply at will, the president could insure that the media informs the American public about this fallen hero. Does he owe any less to his Solicitor General, to impress the memory of his beautiful and smart and good wife on the mind of the American public--merely because she objectively deserved it?
By the way, I meant to remind everyone that it was on Ted Olson's birthday that his wife's was murdered in that hijacked plane.
(Please excuse the overlooked typo on principle/principal in the article.)
I would imagine that the absence of unique tape was the cause of that. Political commentators are on TV to talk. Multiple shots of pundit footage may have seemed a bit much, and come off looking silly. In this case, I feel that less was more. Perhaps the editors thought so as well?
Well, start taking offense. Again we are talking about NBC-related material. There is no absence of focus on the sister of Katie Couric who died this year, a wild leftist activist/politician virtually unknown outside the state of Virginia. She got attention today, even on Fox, while NBC omitted mention of Barbara Olson.
You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point, an awesome one, that it is trying to make!
Take this quiz:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.
They are the ones that care.
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
----- Charles Schultz